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Sarah Majeed-Gale

NZDA24 Sarah Majeed Gale

Sarah Majeed-Gale is an oral health therapist with a passion for public health.

She has worked clinically across both public and private sectors, in aged care research projects and is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Oral Health Therapist, Dental Therapist & Hygienist Programme

What Matters Most in Oral Health for Older Adults

Maintaining good oral health in older adults can be challenging. Physical and cognitive changes as we age increase our risk of oral disease. This is further complicated by a multitude of barriers to accessing oral assessment and treatment. We will explore these issues using a case-based example, describe a New Zealand research project with an alternative care delivery model and share our perspectives on what matters most in oral health care for older adults.